Simulation in mineral processing history, present status and possibilities

Lynch, A. J. and Morrison, R. D. (1999) Simulation in mineral processing history, present status and possibilities. Journal of the SAIMM, 99 6: 283-288.

Author Lynch, A. J.
Morrison, R. D.
Title Simulation in mineral processing history, present status and possibilities
Journal name Journal of the SAIMM   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-223X
Publication date 1999-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 99
Issue 6
Start page 283
End page 288
Total pages 6
Editor J.P.W. Bennie et al
Place of publication Johannesburg, RSA
Publisher SAIMM
Language eng
Subject C3
290702 Mineral Processing
640399 Other
Abstract Mineral processing models have been discussed for many years but it was not until digital computers became available about 1960 that serious attempts at circuit simulation could be carried out. Even then the work was primarily academic until PCs could be used by engineers in plants and design offices in the mid-1980s, Since then simulation has moved quickly and it is now at the point that most processes can be simulated reasonably accurately for purposes of design and optimization, There are still some significant deficiencies, notably in dry grinding and separation, and in the chemical interactions in flotation, Future work will involve: improvements of existing models dynamic simulation for automatic control and, in particular, for training which is a weak link using advanced simulation models to predict liberation and separation from data acquired from SEM-based liberation analysers. Eventually mineral processes models will be part of total, simulation systems which will incorporate mining and downstream processes including all environmental impacts.
Keyword Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Mining & Mineral Processing
Q-Index Code C3

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre Publications
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